Deven Tang with a big win at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju. Phil Hellmuth posts his goals for 2019. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
Tang wins Event #2 of Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju
Devan Tang beat Peter Jetten heads-up to win the HK$250,000 Triton High Roller Short Deck Ante Only ($64,000) event for the equivalent of $1.2 million. Event #2 of the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series attracted 69 entries.
With his victory, Tang wins his second Triton Super High Roller event, having previously been victorious in a 2016 Triton SHR Philippines event. Tang also becomes the second-winningest Chinese poker player with $6.2 million in lifetime tournament earnings. Only Elton Tsang, who has $12,752,988 in tournament winnings to his name, has more.
Poker fans can watch all seven events of the Triton Poker series from the Triton Poker Twitch Channel, including replays while the tournament takes a break.
– Phil Hellmuth shared his 2019 goals on Twitter over the weekend, which includes winning three WSOP bracelets (h/t PokerNewsDaily).
A quick sketch of my “Yearly Goals” (a “life tip” I teach in my book #POSITIVITY); 2019 Goals! Written in erasable marker on the bathroom mirror of my room at Commerce Casino
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) March 3, 2019
– Sad news in the poker world was revealed on Monday as Phil Ivey superfan Pat Humphreys passed away over the weekend. Pat, along with her husband Mel, was frequently featured on EPSN cheering on Phil Ivey during deep his runs of the WSOP Main Event.
Pat Humphreys passed away this weekend.
Nothing defined the joy of the WSOP Main Event more than Pat & Mel Humphreys on the rail, w/ their Phil Ivey signs chanting, “Ivey! Ivey! Ivey!”
They were a delight to see & talk to each year.
The poker world’s heart goes out to you, Mel.
— Norman Chad (@NormanChad) March 3, 2019
– New Jersey sports betting reached a milestone in January when the state’s sportsbooks took in more winnings during the month from November. For the month, New Jersey won $18.8 million versus $14.6 million from Nevada. Despite the milestone, the amount wagered in Nevada was still higher for the month with the state accepting in $497 million in bets versus $385 wagered in New Jersey.
– Day 3 of the began on Monday with 108 of 546 players returning to start the day. By late afternoon, that numbered had whittled down to 78 with Ryan Hughes currently holding the lead. Day 2 chip leader Andrew Zzichenko sits in third place with Darren Elias, J.C. Tran, Jake Schindler, Mike Del Vecchio, James Carrol, ANdy Frankenberger and Mike Matusow among those still alive.
– partypoker has been making news over the week with their ever-growing list of poker pros and Twitch streamers added to the newly formed partypoker Team Online. Most of the players added thus far have large Twitch followings. PokerStrategy takes a look at some of the best Twitch moments from some of the new signings.
– PartTimePoker’s David Huber reviews — with timestamps — the NAGRA Webinar from February 19th on the new DOJ Wire Act opinion and how states, casinos and operators are reacting to the latest developments. The webinar includes analysis and commentary from a former New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement official and a gambling industry lawyer.
– Monday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video is the beginning of newly posted series entitled “Whack a Fish.” The Carroters’ created series discusses ways to beat the fishy games at the micro stakes. This episode focuses on maximizing EV in these games.
Best Poker Vidoes on the Web
– In his latest vlog, Jaime Staples takes a look at six ways that you can quickly improve your poker game. Meanwhile, Staples also shares highlights from a deep run in the $55 Early Grind tournament.
– Brad Owen plays some $5/$5 No Limit Hold’em at the Rounders Card Club in Texas for a wild cash game session.